Synonyms of pastoral


1. pastorale, pastoral, idyll, idyl, musical composition, opus, composition, piece, piece of music

usage: a musical composition that evokes rural life

2. pastoral, letter, missive

usage: a letter from a pastor to the congregation

3. pastoral, literary composition, literary work

usage: a literary work idealizing the rural life (especially the life of shepherds)


1. pastoral

usage: of or relating to a pastor; "pastoral work"; "a pastoral letter"

2. bucolic, pastoral

usage: relating to shepherds or herdsmen or devoted to raising sheep or cattle; "pastoral seminomadic people"; "pastoral land"; "a pastoral economy"

3. arcadian, bucolic, pastoral, rural (vs. urban)

usage: (used with regard to idealized country life) idyllically rustic; "a country life of arcadian contentment"; "a pleasant bucolic scene"; "charming in its pastoral setting"; "rustic tranquility"

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